The Philadelphia Orchestra and American Composers Orchestra (ACO) will partner for a one-day showcase on September 6, 2018, during which the Orchestra will rehearse works by six women composers as part of a collaborative working session. The selected composers, all of whom have been commissioned previously through ACO’s programs, will have their works read and recorded by The Philadelphia Orchestra in a rehearsal led by Assistant Conductor Kensho Watanabe at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
Xi Wang: Above Light, a conversation with Toru Takemitsu
Hilary Purrington: Likely Pictures in Haphazard Sky
Nina C. Young: Excerpts from Agnosco Veteris, for orchestra
Melody Eötvös: The Saqqara Bird, for Symphony Orchestra
Chen-Hui Jen: in eternal dusk, for orchestra
Robin Holcomb: All the While, suite for orchestra
The six invited composers were also awarded commissions by The Philadelphia Orchestra to be premiered in the next several years.